Happy April, folks! I’m pleased to be part of this month’s special event, a crossover between Child’s Play Challenges and Inspired By Challenges! It’s especially exciting to me because I’m on both DTs.
Here’s the inspiration photo:
And the sketch:
Here’s my LO:
I am soooo pleased with this LO. You know how sometimes they just turn out right? This was one of those!
You may remember a few weeks ago when I posted my Ice Castle LO, and I talked about using a stencil and embossing ink/powder to create the background? I used that same technique (even the same stencil!) here. This time, I deliberately left out bits of the pattern to give it a wind/sand blown look. The distress stamping was for the same sort of a look. I used several BoBunny stamps for that. I chose the colours for the stamped images from the sand in the jars of the inspiration photo. I also created the file folder and both envelopes. The file folder I used a TH Die to get the tab shape. The envelopes I just free handed. I LOVE the way the envelopes turned out. They sort of polish off the “travel” look. The tiny envelope in the top corner especially makes me smile. The title letters I first coloured with red ink, but they were kind of dull looking, so I added a layer of red stickles and that really brightened them up. And finally, I created the film strip look of the photos on my computer using some frames by Katie Periete.
Don’t forget to link your LO to both the Child’s Play and Inspired By Blogs! And let us know what inspired you! Happy scrapping!